Monica Wood is a novelist, memoirist, and playwright. Her most recent novel, The One-in-a-Million Boy, has been published in 20 foreign editions and won a 2017 Nautilus Award (Gold) and the New England Society in the City of New York Book Award. She is also the author of When We Were the Kennedys, a New England bestseller, Oprah magazine summer-reading pick, and winner of the May Sarton Memoir Award and the 2016 Maine Literary Award. Her novel Any Bitter Thing was an ABA bestseller and Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her recent play, Papermaker, debuted at Portland Stage in an extended run, its best-selling play ever.
Stuart Kestenbaum is the author of four collections of poems—Pilgrimage, House of Thanksgiving, Prayers and Run-on Sentences, and Only Now—and a collection of essays, The View From Here. He has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines including Tikkun, Sun, Beloit Poetry Journal, Northeast Corridor, and others and on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. He was appointed poet laureate of Maine in 2016 and directed the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, for 27 years.
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